Flood situation worsens in Assam and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal


Incessant rains of last few days have caused flood-like situation in Assam and Jalpaiguri of West Bengal with administration issuing the fresh warning.

Warning of flood has also been issued for UP and Bihar. According to reports, the condition in Assam has affected around 700 villages and 10 districts, which have been completely surrounded with flood water affecting more than two lakh people in the state.

The heavy rainfall has caused rivers to swell close to danger levels.

On Sunday, the administration in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal announced red alert to the people residing in embankment areas of river Teesta, which is situated between the Domohani and Bangladesh border.

The administration said that the red alert has been sounded on to the basis of nonstop rainfall in the state adding that it had issued yellow alert in the protected embankment areas.